When the conference is finished why not explore more of our beautiful island. This magical island is just waiting to thrill you with its stunning windswept scenery along the Wild Atlantic Way, to capture you with its history of ancient sites such as Newgrange and to entice you with its traditional music.
Wild, astounding, inspirational – there are so many words to describe the awesome majesty of the Irish Coast. But one thing’s for sure: this place is pure magic. From Ballycastle in the north of Country Antrim to Allahies in the west of County Cork, this stunning country is renowned for its sylvan beauty, rich shades of green and individual character. You’ll find quiet villages, rugged mountain roads, tranquil rivers and mythical tales.
Whether you’re looking for stories of old, dreaming of fantastical castles, or just want to visit some of the most romantic settings imaginable there is something to suit every taste. From charming coastal villages to spectacular natural wonders, taking to the road on the island of Ireland reveals surprises at every turn.
The most westerly island in Europe, Ireland is 450 km long and 300 km wide. With a population of 6.5million Ireland enjoys a rich diversity of ethnic groups and cultures.
Outside Dublin's Surroundings
South Coast - Glendalough & Powerscourt Gardens Tour
Located in County Wicklow also known at the Garden or Ireland The Glendalough & Powerscourt Gardens Tour offers you an incredible day out with visits to two of Ireland’s most beautiful destinations.The tour begins with a trip along the South coast of Dublin, passing Sandymount Strand, made famous in James Joyce’s Ulysses. You’ll enjoy stunning views of Dublin Bay as you continue on towards Dún Laoghaire harbour, and then turn inland towards the Wicklow Mountains.
Stop one is Powerscourt Gardens which was voted No.3 in the Top 10 Gardens of the World by National Geographic in 2014. The gardens are located to the rear of Powerscourt House, a Palladian Mansion which is now home to fine Café’s, exhibition spaces and design / craft shops. There are formal walks laid out throughout the gardens, which showcase an extensive varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers, as well as fine statuary and ironworks collected from across Europe, with plenty of hidden treasures along the way.
The next stop is just a short distance away in spectacular Glendalough. A favourite destination for Dubliners as well as visitors, Glendalough is steeped in history and you’ll visit an ancient monastic settlement and enjoy stunning views of the lakes and mountain.
Your Fáilte Ireland accredited guide and driver will inform and entertain throughout the trip with fascinating historical and cultural insights into sights you’ll see.
Wild Atlantic Way
See Ireland as never before, while you travel along the beautiful west coast, taking in incredible scenery and amazing experiences. The Wild Atlantic Way is the world's longest defined coastal touring route. It's inspiring, renewing, relaxing and invigorating. It's yours to experience however you choose. Wild Atlantic Way is the world's longest defined coastal touring route. It's inspiring, renewing, relaxing and invigorating. It's yours to experience however you choose.
Discover the Lakelands
The Lakelands is a well-loved Irish destination, and it's easy to see why. Stunning countryside around the lake shores and an abundance of picturesque towns like Killaloe and Ballina makes this area perfect for walking, cycling, horse riding and other activities.
Browse the four different route sections of the Lakelands - Lough Derg, Lough Ree and Mid Shannon, Upper Lakelands and Lough Erne all have their own truly unique character. Visit Ireland's Lakelands for an unforgettable break.
Discover Northern Ireland
Discover Northern Ireland - Inspirational locations, stunning landscapes and the friendliest of welcomes. Learn about our unique stories from Saint Patrick to Titanic Belfast, from the Giant’s Causeway to the Mountains of Mourne and the Walled City of Derry.